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Electrical Box for a Ceiling Fan in a Patio Covering
Is a fan-rated box required when installing an outdoor fan to an aluminum patio cover roof? The fan attaches to a fan beam that engineering states supports up to 50lbs and the wires are safe in the bell housing.
Electrical Box for a Ceiling Fan
[ad#block] Electrical Question: Is a fan-rated box required for a ceiling fan in a covered patio?
Is a fan-rated box required when installing an outdoor fan to an aluminum patio cover roof?
The fan attaches to a fan beam that engineering states supports up to 50lbs and the wires are safe in the bell housing.
This electrical wiring question came from Don, a General Contractor in Roseville, California.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Don.
Electrical Box for a Ceiling Fan
Application: Electrical Code General Question a Ceiling Fan.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Ceiling Fan, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Ceiling Fan should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Roseville, California. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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- Ceiling Fans must be mounted to an approved electrical box that is rated to support the weight of the ceiling fan, which is then attached properly and supported by the structure where the box is attached.
- The box also supplies the protection for the electrical wires and the connections that are made to the wiring of the ceiling fan, including the ground wire.
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